Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Halloween progress

Over the weekend, I finally got down to sorting my new Halloween goodies into piles and storing like things together.  I even started listing in a spiral notebook all the props I could remember.  That required going back through some pictures on the memory card and past blog posts.  It was too hot to drag  all the bins down from the garage shelves and into the house, so I know I've missed some things.

But I have new candleholders,

new masks and wigs, what looks to be a Frankenstein tree-hugger, several yard signs,


and my second favorite item: a small poseable skeleton. 

His arms and legs all bend at the joints, but they don't rotate.  Nor does his head rotate.  Nevermind, though, I'm having fun just moving him around the house and messing with Tandi's head.

She's such an easy mark.

Some of the goodies are just too cutesie for me, but I have friends with children who will enjoy them more, so I will do some re-gifting.  Besides, I'm up to 9 bins--in addition to the things that won't fit in bins.

I found canopy tents at Wally World a couple of weeks ago and priced them at $49.00.  I'm thinking they may come down in price within the next couple of weeks as the Big W needs to start putting out the fall items, but even if they don't, that's not a bad price and I can work with it.

In the meantime, I will be scouring yard sales and thrift stores for old Ouija boards, odd jars, tarot cards, beads, bright scarves or fabric, etc. It's about time for Michael's to start putting out their Halloween items, too.

We're down to 109 days, people.


AnnieO said...

Nine bins, huh? Well, it's great to love a holiday. Your skeletons and mummies and candleholders look great. I have about that much for Christmas and keep telling myself I need to cut down. I don't, however, put out EVERYTHING during the season.

Julie Stiles Mills said...

Woman, you crack me UP! 109 days! Your Halloween fever has been contagious the last two years. We have TWO bins now! I don't give a flyin flip what my kids teachers say!!! (Christian school)

We have two black cats (Boo and Bob) and we've really been playing off of them for the Halloween decorating.

Karen said...

Wowsers, Steph, you have some PLANS. I like the candle holders a lot, and the "groundbusters." Never heard that term before.

Cathi said...

Those candleholders are fabulous!

Gill - That British Woman said...

Well you win the award for being the first person to talk about Halloween this year!!

Plenty of people are talking about Christmas, but no one has mentioned Halloween!!

Gill in Canada

Wendy the (Very) Good Witch said...

Mucho Halloween Awesomeness! Me likey very much!